Our Team - Pakenham Osteopathy
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Lachlan Allen

 

Lachlan is very passionate about Osteopathy and its ability to help you achieve a healthy body. He uses strong science to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients.

 

Lachlan has been part of the Pakenham Osteopathy team for many years and has developed an interest in helping people suffering headaches, shoulder pain and tendon injuries. He has recently undertaken postgraduate training in these areas to hone his skill.

 

In the treatment room with Lachlan, you will immediately notice the time he spends to understand your problem and the impact your particular condition is having on your life. He uses a targeted treatment plan to achieve your goals faster.

 

When he’s not at work, you will find Lachlan in the great outdoors. He is a keen horticulturalist and fisherman. His real passion is fly fishing but admits he does drop his standards to soak a bait from time to time.

 

Leora Dobia

 

Leora graduated  with her Masters of Osteopathy in 2012. Leora has 9 years of experience working in the sporting world ranging from head trainer at Elsternwick football club to School and Dewar shield  and School boy Rugby and most recently with the Melbourne Rebels U18 side in 2016.  This has given Leora vast experience in pitchside trauma management and sparked an interest in sporting injuries. 

 

Leora treats people from a wide variety of backgrounds and believes that the best results come from teamwork between patient and practitioner and encourages her patients to take responsibility in their health and wellbeing.

 

Leora’s areas of interest are sporting injuries, headaches, low back pain and pregnancy.

 

Leora has undergone further training in dry needling and she likes to integrate this into patient management along with hands on therapy.  

 

When not working Leora loves travel, is an avid foodie and a bit of a weekend warrior.

 

 

Mirae Payroli

 

Mirae is a qualified Osteopath who is a member of Osteopathy Australia.

 

Mirae enjoys treating clients of any age and with any condition.  Having been a headache sufferer throughout her life Mirae does have keen interest in treating neck pain and headaches. 

 

She has also recently discovered a new area of interest – shoulder injuries – and has completed additional studies on the area under Lynn Watson – a practitioner who has dedicated her career to diagnosis and treatment of shoulder complaints.  Mirae has also completed further studies in dry needling to complement her hands-on approach to treatment and believes the best results can be achieved when she and her clients work together to achieve their common goal.

 

Currently, Mirae is also the head sports trainer at the Nar Nar Goon Football Club where she works alongside the players and coaching staff to prevent and manage on field injuries. In her free time Mirae is very active; playing netball, going for walks with friends or sweating it out in the gym. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

Jack Troake

 

Jack’s interest in Osteopathy was augmented after seeking osteopathic care and experiencing the results first hand.  An avid sports fan growing up, Jack was always interested in human movement and function, leading him to complete his Osteopathic degree at RMIT University in Melbourne.

 

Jack empowers his patients to take an active approach in their treatment and management working collaboratively with him as a team, rather than as practitioner and patient.

 

Whilst comfortable treating any musculoskeletal presentation Jack has a keen interest in assisting people with spinal pain and sporting injuries especially those in the lower limb (hip, knee and ankle joints).

 

Jack’s professional experience includes working alongside Orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists in India. He has previously worked as a sports trainer at the Eltham Football Club seeing first hand acute injuries and assisting in injury rehabilitation.   Communication is the another string to Jack’s bow ensuring patients are heard and are able get the most out of every consultation.

 

Outside of work Jack enjoys the outdoors – particularly a surf – and supporting his beloved Dee’s at the MCG when he can.

 

 

 

Rebecca Kurrle

 

Rebecca grew up in East Gippsland, in the small coastal town of Marlo.

 

Rebecca graduated from RMIT university after which she returned to Gippsland to commence her career and provide health care to her local community and to rural patients.   

 

Rebecca enjoys treating various musculoskeletal complaints. She commonly treats patients suffering from lower back and pelvic pain, headaches, and poor posture, which are all areas of interest for her.

 

Rebecca is very excited to work alongside the large team at Pakenham Osteopathy. She is also keen to continue developing her skills according to the latest research and provide the best care she can to her clients.

 

Outside of work, you can find Rebecca at the local markets, in the gym or catching up with friends at local cafes.

 

 

Breanna Kerr

 

Breanna completed her Masters of Osteopathy from Victoria University and has since completed further training in dry needling as well.

 

Breanna believes in empowering her patients with the knowledge, tools and care to help them achieve their own health goals.

 

Having always had an interest in exercise and movement, combined with her love of helping people, Osteopathy was a natural choice for Breanna. She is a firm believer in preventative health care.

 

Breanna enjoys treating a wide range of injuries and complaints and welcomes problems that have been resistant to treatment, with particular interest in neck complaints.

 

Living overseas for a few years led to an opportunity for Breanna to treat the Canadian team for the Rugby International 7’s tournament 2014, where she focused on the management of sporting injuries and enhancement of sport performance.

 

Breanna is a keen sport enthusiast and in her spare time enjoys snowboarding, netball and running. Being a bit of a foodie, she also enjoys her coffee and trying new cuisines and recipes.

 

 

Shane Peace

 

Shane’s path to osteopathy is a little more convoluted than most. He completed a Mechanical Engineering degree at Monash University and worked for a number of years as an engineer before returning to study Osteopathy at Victoria University as a mature age student.

 

2017 marks Shane’s 14th year as a full-time osteopath. Shane has a keen interest in chronic headaches and migraine.  In August 2017 Shane and Lachlan will be attending the “Watson Headache® Institute’s Level 1 Foundation Course, ‘The Role of C1-3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache’, to add another dimension to their clinical approach when treating headache and migraine sufferers.

 

Having a family heritage of bad hips – and inheriting them himself – Shane also has a keen interest in hip and pelvic pain and while many therapists dread the 40-year-old-plus patient with pain on the outside of the hip, this is one of Shane’s ideal patients.

 

As you would expect from a qualified Mechanical Engineer Shane’s treatment has a strong structural focus, uses dry needling, and encourages patients to participate in their treatment with exercise prescription and education. Shane regularly uses Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) to complement more traditional osteopathic techniques.

 

Skye Andersen

 

Skye and Shane established Pakenham Osteopathy (formerly known as Cardinia Sports & Spinal Clinic) in 2004 and it has now grown into a thriving outer Melbourne practice. Skye has an interest in acute neck and upper back strains, postural complaints and headaches and migraines.

 

Many of Skye’s patients work in sedentary jobs which can result in slumped posture, weak back muscles and rounded shoulders.  Encouraging patients to stretch out tight muscles and re-build weakened back muscles enables patients to self-manage their condition so that it doesn’t recur over and over again.

 

Since having had her own children in recent years, Skye also enjoys treating pregnancy-related issues and post-partum recovery.

 

Skye has also completed a dry needling course which may be useful for conditions that flare up with vigorous “hands on” treatment, such as highly acute neck or back pain, or the elderly.

 

As a mother of 2 young girls and a practice principle, Skye’s life is a busy one. However, she still enjoys jogging, participating in her first full marathon in 2016.

 

Administration

They offer amazing support to our team.  Without them our ship would sink!

Ashlee Edwards

Ashlee Edwards

 

Ashlee joined our team in late 2015, with her greatest attribute being her unflappable nature; always remaining cool, calm and collected. She will be heading back to study a Master of Psychology in 2018, to one day pursue a career as a psychologist. Ashlee hopes to work with children and patients living with chronic pain in the future.

Davina Milnes

Davina Milnes

 

Davina has been with us for many years. With 2 young boys, Davina works part time and is a valued member of the team.  Should you have any questions about our services or how the clinic is run, Davina is the one to ask.

Lauren Lenders

Lauren Lenders

 

Lauren has been with us the longest out of all our reception staff so knows the place inside and out.  She has just returned to us after the birth of her second baby, Kip, brother to Pippa.  She was welcomed back with open arms! Lauren works all day on a Monday.